It's a Wonderful Life: Live From WVL RADIO THEATRE
Since 2009, audiences from Chicago to Miami to Schenectady have come to know and love Immediate Theatre Project’s annual performance of Live From WVL Radio Theatre: It’s A Wonderful Life.
This fresh new adaptation of the film is set in the fictional studio of WVL Radio Theatre, which is struggling to stay on the air one snowy winter’s night. The professional voice actors are unable to get to the studio, but the show must go on—and so a small but intrepid band of employees manages to create the story’s dozens of characters and scenes using just their voices and some everyday household items for sound effects.
The cast of four does double duty, playing the hard-working radio actors, as well as their alter-egos from Bedford Falls. Each actor bounces swiftly from character to character, sometimes playing opposite themselves in the same scene. At the same time, the actors produce all of the sound effects live on stage, using old-fashioned techniques and simple household objects.